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Iranians protest against "desecration of Holy Quran" in U.S.

09-14-2010 07:59 BJT

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of angry people staged protests on Monday in Iran to condemn desecration of Holy Quran in the United States, the official IRNA news agency reported.

University students staged protest in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents the U.S. interests in Iran, and condemned activities by some American nationals who burnt copies of Holy Quran, IRNA said.

The angry students chanted slogans, set fire to the U.S. flag and trampled upon a coffin postured as "liberal democracy," the report said.

Americans' action of burning Holy Quran in the United States were orchestrated by the Zionist Israelis, some Iranian officials said.

Ramin Mehmanparast, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said Monday that the U.S. government should be responsible for the "insulting and hateful" act of Quran burning.

A radical Florida pastor Terry Jones, who threatened to burn the Holy Quran to mark the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack, called off his plan on Friday. But some hardliner Christians still burnt several copies of Holy Quran in the United States a day later.

Editor:Li yang |Source: Xinhua

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